Dubai is one of the world’s most popular destinations to visit. But its record-breaking structures, many beaches, exotic dining options and plethora of shopping venues are just one side of this busy city’s story.
Beyond the usual, here are some of the unique experiences that only Dubai can offer.
View the sunset from the Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world at 122 floors, so it is imperative that you witness a unique, beautiful sunset from the top of this building. Nothing is more magical than having a 360-degree view of the city, basked in the golden hue of the setting sun.
Don’t forget to bring your camera with you to capture such memorable moment. Book your trip during winter months to enjoy the clearest views of the city.
Get a head spin with dokha
Dokha tobacco is stronger than the usual kind. Today, you can find it in light, medium and strong variants. It is smoked through a pipe known as medwakh. If you are over 18 years of age, medwakh smoking will definitely add authenticity to your Dubai trip.
Zip-line above the Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is the tallest performing fountain in the world. It performs a wide range of different melodies, from classical to contemporary world music. It has the most advanced incandescent fountain lights available today. When operational, it has more than 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given time.
But apart from witnessing how the water dances, you can have the experience of a lifetime if you are one of the lucky individuals to ride the zip-line through this fountain. Even when it is dancing, you can enjoy a zip wire ride over the largest choreographed fountain system of the world.
Skydive above The Palm Jumeirah Island
Today, there are plenty of skydiving experiences you can choose from. However, only Dubai offers skydiving over the largest man-made islands and skyscrapers. Well-trained guides can help you enjoy this breathtaking experience. Book this adventure during the winter months to enjoy the best view of the city.
Swim with sharks at Dubai Mall Aquarium
Have you ever wondered how it feels to swim with sharks? Dubai Mall Aquarium gives you a chance to experience such. This aquarium is filled with aquatic wildlife. A dive into this 10-million-liter tank is certainly an experience you won’t forget. You are assured that you will be guided by a qualified instructor.
Cool down at an indoor ski park
Dubai is a hot place. One of the best ways to cool down is to go skiing in an indoor ski park. Open all year round, you can head down to camp overnight, enjoy a snowboarding or ski session, or take your kids to say hello to the penguins.
Take a day trip to the largest indoor amusement park
Dubai has the largest indoor amusement park in the world. This newly opened park is filled with Cartoon Network and Marvel characters, dinosaurs, and a fast roller coaster that will take you in and out of the park. This is an excellent place to visit for adventure seekers of different ages. Make sure to set aside a whole day for this experience so you do not miss out on the rides.
Splash around at Dubai Aqua Park
Dubai Aqua Park is at the coast of The Beach at JBR. This is the largest water-based playground in the Middle East. You do not want to miss this incredible splashing experience if you visit the emirate. Do not forget to bring your sunscreen.
Play camel polo
The camel polo is an Arabian twist on the traditional sport. This is a unique and hilarious experience you don’t want to miss. Undoubtedly, this sport has become a Dubai must-try for both residents and visitors.
Dubai has come a long way, from being a Bedouin village to the world’s best entertainment hub. Aside from the famous shopping destinations, it offers many exclusive things you should try during your Dubai trip. From beholding a magical sunset view to smoking dokha to skydiving to swimming with sharks to water adventures to playing camel polo – you won’t run out of one-of-a-kind must-try experiences.
Planning a trip to Dubai soon? Add these unique and thrilling adventures to your to-do list and book now!
Abdul Razzaq is the business manager of Red Rose Group. He holds a degree in business management and has over two decades of hands-on experience in strategic business management, in-house management problem solving, product/service sourcing, product development and branding & marketing.